Defenshield was founded in 2002 in response to the need to protect security personnel in airports after September 11, 2001. The ballistic shield produced to meet this need was the Mobile Defensive Fighting Position (MDFP). Since then, Defenshield’s products have been deployed around the world and are saving the lives of a diverse range of customers.
These days Defenshield designs and produces a range of custom armor and transparent armor solutions including Barrier Caps, SafePoint Mobile Security Stations, PointMan Riot Shields, Podiums, SafeDesk armor for courthouses, FEMA-spec Hurricane Windows (resists a 2×4 piece of wood traveling at 100mph), .50 cal AP resistant Guardhouse Windows and frames for permanent construction buildings, and replacement window kits for the Cadillac-Gage Peacekeeper vehicles in use by many law enforcement agencies.
All products provide solutions to ballistic protection and security needs, have unique features which distinguish them from other products on the market, and are built to specification. Custom engineered solutions to specific needs are also available.
Current customers include all four branches of the DoD, Department of State, nuclear plant operators, all 50 State National Guard Enterprises, the NYPD, the headquarters of ten different Federal agencies including the Pentagon, DHS, The Mint, the NSA, and DOE. Units are located at embassies, consulates, airports from coast-to-coast, nuclear plants around the world, and military bases globally. Non-Federal users include law enforcement and private sector customers to meet all anti-terror, force protection, and physical security requirements.
Defenshield is a service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), specializing in the engineering and development of the most capable NIJ and US Department of State certified bullet, blast, and fragment resistant equipment and furniture in the global market.